Shimmering Shoulder Wrap
Note: A chart is provided for those preferring to work pat from a chart. Lace (multiple of 12 sts + 17) Row 1: K2, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, *sk2p, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4; rep from * to last 3 sts, ssk, k2. Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2. Row 3: K2, k2tog, k3, [yo, k3] twice, *sk2p, k3, [yo, k3] twice; rep from * to last 3 sts, ssk, k2. Row 5: K2, k2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, *sk2p, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, ssk, k2. Row 7: K3, *yo, k4, sk2p, k4, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
80 inches wide x 28 inches long • Rozetti Soft Payette (DK weight; 70% acrylic/22% polyester/8% payette; 224 yds/100g per skein): 7 skeins cultured pearl #158-02 • 3 size 7 (4.5mm) 30-inch circular needles
or size needed to obtain gauge • Stitch markers • Stitch holder 18 sts and 22 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Lace pat. To save time, take time to check gauge.
Row 9: K4, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, *[yo, k3] twice, sk2p, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, yo, k4. Row 11: K5, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, *yo, k5, yo, k2, sk2p, k2; rep from * to last 5 sts, yo, k5.
This wrap is an elegant, yet comfortable lace shawl. The ends are split so that the lower portion can drape down, while the upper end can wrap over the shoulder or vice versa.
Row 12: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1–12 for pat.
Join Panels: With RS facing, hold last 5 sts of first panel in front of and parallel to first 5 sts of 2nd panel as follows: knit 1 st from each needle tog; sl 1 st from front needle and 1 st from back needle kwise, insert tip of RH needle through next 2 sts from front and back needles and knit these 4 sts tog, pass both slipped sts over, knit 1 st from each needle tog—3 sts.
Shawl is made in 2 halves, each beginning at the end, and then knitted toward the center. Each piece consists of 2 panels which are worked separately, and then joined and worked as 1 larger piece. When completed, the 2 pieces are joined in the center using 3-needle bind-off (see page 128).
Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches. Do not join; work back and forth in rows.
Lace Panel Make 2 Cast on 65 sts.
Knit 3 rows. Set-up row (WS): K2, p61, k2.
Rows 1–168: Beg with Row 1, work [Rows 1–12 of Lace pat] 14 times.
Leave sts on needle and work 2nd panel on another needle.
With RS facing, work Row 1 of Lace pat across 1 panel to last 5 sts; continue in pat as if working middle of row (not end of row), working last 5 sts of first panel tog with first 5 sts of 2nd panel; continue in pat to end of row—125 sts.
Work [Rows 1–12 of Lace pat] 4 times, then work [Rows 1–5] once. Cut yarn and leave panel on needle.
Work as for first piece. Do not cut yarn.
Hold needles parallel with RS tog. Join using 3-needle bind-off (see page 128).
Dampen with cool water, block and lay flat to dry.